Barton Amendment to Increase Campaign Finance Transparency Approved

Apr. 16, 2024 /

HARRISBURG - Rep. Jamie Barton (R-Berks/Schuylkill) announced today a House bill requiring candidates for the General Assembly to file a sixth Tuesday pre-election campaign expense report, which includes an amendment from Barton, has passed the House. Barton’s amendment, which passed unanimously, would increase campaign finance transparency by requiring campaigns and campaign organization to itemize reimbursements on campaign finance reports.

Veterans Invited to Barton’s Briefing with Etchberger Veterans Service Center

Apr. 01, 2024 /

HARRISBURG - Rep. Jamie Barton (R-Berks/Schuylkill) announced he will be holding a briefing with the Etchberger Veterans Service Center of Berks County. A benefits educator and outreach coordinator will visit Barton’s district office in Hamburg to give veterans an overview of the benefits available to them.

Barton: Nearly $1.2 Million Awarded to 124th District for Transportation, Public Interest Projects

Mar. 26, 2024 /

HARRISBURG - Rep. Jamie Barton (R-Berks/Schuylkill) announced the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) has awarded nearly $1.1 million to the 124th Legislative District through the Multimodal Transportation Fund. It’s a program that provides grants to encourage economic development and ensure that a safe and reliable system of transportation is available to the residents of the Commonwealth.

Barton to Hold Event to Thank the 124th’s Farmers, Bless the Balers

Mar. 04, 2024 /

HARRISBURG - Rep. Jamie Barton (R-Berks/Schuylkill) is hosting a breakfast for the 124th Legislative District’s farmers to show Berks and Schuylkill counties’ appreciation for their hard work to help put food on our tables. Immediately preceding the breakfast, Barton is organizing a Blessing of the Balers to pray for a safe, productive and prosperous planting season.

Barton Announces $750,000 Keystone Grant for Hamburg Public Library

Feb. 16, 2024 /

HARRISBURG - Rep. Jamie Barton (R-Berks/Schuylkill) announced today the Hamburg Public Library will receive a $750,000 Keystone grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Education Office of Commonwealth Libraries. Keystone grants help public library facilities improve their operations, install equipment and upgrade security systems.

Barton Bashes Governor’s Budget Plan

Feb. 06, 2024 /

HARRISBURG – Today, Gov. Josh Shapiro unveiled his budget priorities for the 2024-2025 fiscal year. Rep. Jamie Barton (R-Berks/Schuylkill) issued the following statement in response:

Barton Announces $40,000 Grant for Kutztown University to Combat Sexual Assault

Jan. 23, 2024 /

HARRISBURG - Rep. Jamie Barton (R-Berks/Schuylkill) announced the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) has awarded Kutztown University $40,000 through its “It’s On Us PA” program. “It’s On Us PA” is a statewide campaign that invites everyone to play a role in ending sexual assault. It brings together college and university presidents, superintendents, administrators, teachers, students, families and community members to reframe the conversation around sexual violence.

Barton to Host Legislative Open House

Dec. 04, 2023 /

Barton to Host Legislative Open House

HARRISBURG - Rep. Jamie Barton (R-Berks/Schuylkill) is inviting residents of the 124th Legislative District to join him for a Legislative Open House on Thursday, Dec. 7. Constituents can stop by his district office in Tamaqua, located at 202 E. Broad St., any time between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Barton Encourages Public Comment on Broadband Digital Equity Plan

Nov. 30, 2023 /

HARRISBURG - Rep. Jamie Barton (R-Berks/Schuylkill) is encouraging constituents to participate in the public comment period for the Pennsylvania Broadband Development Authority’s Digital Equity Plan. The plan is required to access Pennsylvania’s share of $2.75 billion in federal funds to expand broadband access in the Commonwealth.

Barton: Legislation Will Increase Campaign Finance Transparency

Aug. 23, 2023 /

HARRISBURG - Rep. Jamie Barton (R-Berks/Schuylkill) said Wednesday he is circulating a co-sponsorship memo for legislation to increase campaign finance transparency by requiring campaigns and campaign organizations to itemize reimbursements on campaign finance reports.